The Fantastic Flix Young Film Programmers opportunity offers 15-19-year-olds the chance to understand all aspects of film programming, marketing, exhibition and distribution, giving you the Young Programmers the opportunity to curate, host and influence the Fantastic Flix strand.

The Young Programmers will meet for a number of modules over Dec-Feb to curate a programme of short films and watch and recommend new films for the Festival. The Young Programmers will also have an opportunity to learn from industry professionals, help to write programme notes and host events during the 2019 Festival, which will take place from the 20th February-3rd March 2019.

Being an young programmer is a unique role where you will step into the shoes of filmmakers and audiences alike. All participants have an opportunity to meet filmmakers and industry professionals during the festival and it’s an ideal place for young people who are serious about film to take part in a well-established, vibrant and innovative film festival.

To apply, please fill out the form here (in Word or PDF) and email your responses to Adam Wright on [email protected] by 12 noon on Friday 14th December. We'll be letting applicants know if they've been successful by Monday 17th December.

Course timetable:
Dec 19th: Session 1
Jan 9th: Session 2
Jan 16th: Session 3
Jan 23rd: Session 4
Jan 30th: Session 5
Feb 6th Session 6
Feb 13th: Session 7
20th Feb-3rd Mar: Young programmers at the Festival

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival welcomes applications from young people with disabilities and of all backgrounds and ethnicities. If you have a physical disability, or other access requirements, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate the needs of all successful applicants!